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Make a resilient, localized food system part of the next stimulus

From wasted food, to the exploitation of farmworkers, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it painfully clear that this country’s food system must be changed....

Librarians, national guard recruited for states’ new contact tracing armies  Evers...

As states seek to loosen wide-ranging restrictions imposed to constrain the novel coronavirus, they’re also looking to deploy a huge new fleet of workers...

States urge Trump not to cut National Guard COVID funding

On the cusp of Memorial Day, states are being pushed to confront the Trump Administration over the continued funding of local National Guard COVID-19...

More state parks re-open, though restrictions remain in effect

Starting on Saturday, Wisconsin’s state parks will begin adjusting their operations, while upholding recommended public health guidelines. All parks will return to regular hours...

Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer tourism season but officials unsure...

In normal times, Memorial Day weekend in Wisconsin would mean a start to the state’s summer tourism season. Boats would be put into the...

Worker safety takes center stage in pandemic Advocates urge lawmakers to...

COVID-19 infections continue to dog workplaces, challenging local and state health officials while sickening employees. In Kenosha, an unconfirmed number of infections among workers at...

Why euthanize 600,000 pigs? The pandemic shows what's wrong with our...

A New York Times article on May 14, 2020 noted that Iowa hog farmers would be euthanizing an estimated 600,000 hogs over the next...

Evers: Bad news and good news on COVID-19 in Wisconsin The...

Gov. Tony Evers began his Thursday press briefing on COVID-19 with some bad news.  “This week we reached an unfortunate milestone — every county in...

Milwaukee County requests state return needed COVID-19 funds

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley and Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson are taking new steps to fund the county’s response to COVID-19. In...

State announces $100M in aid for nursing homes, other health services

Nursing homes, home health and community health services and emergency medical services will share in $100 million in federal aid tied to the COVID-19...
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